Our fundraising pledge

Dear supporter,

Over recent months there has been a great deal of negative media coverage about the unacceptable fundraising practices of some high profile charities. This summer, Sir Stuart Etherington chaired a cross party review of fundraising regulation and his report is published today. In it, he rightly states that charities have a responsibility to live up to the very highest standards and recognises that most charities “strive to work to high standards in everything that they do."

Pound spent infographicI am proud to say that Church Army does amazing work across the British Isles and Ireland. We work with the homeless, the marginalised, those battling addictions and those with too much month at the end of their money.We serve communities, work with young people, help the shut in elderly, and we work tirelessly to live God's love with those whom we serve. Every year we tell thousands of people about Jesus, and we help inspire more Christians to reach out to their neighbours with the transforming Good News of the Gospel. Last year, in London alone, we provided 40,515 nights of accommodation to homeless women and helped move 76 of them into their own homes. Over the next year we will launch more and more new initiatives to help reach more people with the Good News of Christ.

Clearly for all this good work to happen we depend on the support of amazing people like you. We need your prayers, and we need to raise money. That is the hard reality. We need to fundraise and the more we raise the more good we can do. So I wanted to write to say that I really value you, value your support and I thank God for you. Church Army is a responsible fundraiser, we love our supporters, and I wanted to share our Fundraising Pledge with you. This is my personal promise to you:

  1. We will only contact you if you are happy to hear from us. If you want to stop receiving communications from Church Army we will respect your wishes.
  2. If you want to receive information in a different format, eg email instead of post, we will make sure that happens
  3. We will never cold call asking for money
  4. We will never hound people in the streets
  5. Sometimes mistakes happen, and if they do, we will apologise and put it right

Voluntary donations infographicChurch Army needs you; we cannot do our work without you. So finally I want to say thank you. Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for praying for us. Thank you for financially supporting us. You are part of our team and everyone in Church Army prays for you. And if we can pray specifically for you please let us know.

If you have any questions about this, or wish to change your contact preferences, please don't hesitate to contact me.

With grateful thanks for our partnership in the Gospel.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Russell
Chief Executive

Neil Thomson, 03/08/2015